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SISS Touch Championships

SISS Touch Championships

Matt Brown —

Over the weekend the Senior Touch Team competed at the South Island Secondary School Championships in Christchurch.

The boys cruised through pool play, finishing second in the pool on day one and qualifying for Top 4.

Day 2 involved a tough semi final crossover game against cross town rivals King’s. Unfortunately, they got the better of us this time around. Meaning we would be playing off for 3rd and 4th against Marlborough Boys'.

It was a tough game. OBHS got out to a good lead at halftime through some great power play, but Marlborough fixed this in the second half and came roaring back in what was a physical game. At full-time it was a tie, meaning that we would go to drop off. A drop off is where the game starts again, only this time each team starts with 5 players instead of 6.

After 2 minutes each team drops a player until it becomes 3 on 3. We got to this phase, with our strong middle combos and speed, we were in control during the drop off and sealed the win.

It was the teams most complete game of the tournament, we were well deserving of the 3rd place we came away with.